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Friday, October 1, 2021

Creating Fictitious People

Where do all the characters in a novel come from? They come from inside the novelist's head. The novelist is a role-player, an actor, and he's got all these different characters he wants to invent. It's not about putting on someone else's clothes, it's putting on someone else's skin, their mind and their body.

Ian Rankin, "On Writing: Writers Reveal the Secrets of Their Craft,", March 25, 2011 

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